Posted on May 20th, 2015 4 comments
I can hear the rushing of Eagle Falls as I sit on a rock overlooking Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe. Many shades of blue, green, and gray surround me. Thankful for my strength to climb to this place, my heart is full. Early in the morning Jesus called me to come and meet Him here. The vision of God’s beautiful creation comforts and soothes my soul. I pull my journal from my backpack, ready to record the word He has called me to hear.
Why do these tears appear wetting my eyes? I see a heart formed in the clouds and hear an angel whispering, “For you.”
I write the words I hear in my heart,
My everlasting love for you can shelter you, can bring you a peace like today in the busiest intersection of life, in transitions, and in turmoil. Between heaven and earth is My Holy Spirit in you, powerful and gentle, strong with peace, courage that is pure without anything to prove. Who He is, you are becoming. His power is working in you, my beloved, my dear.
The voices of people may come and go, but my voice stands firm and ever present whispering and at times shouting into your heart.
My presence abides in you. Be engaged in my love.
Is there anything you need to fear if I stand guard over your heart?
I am distracted by a loud humming that sounds like an airplane overhead, but there is no plane in sight.
Just like the blaring sound overhead you hear that can distract you, an airplane overhead is loud, so can circumstances in life cause you to wonder… but that sound, that distracting noise cannot change where you now sit… you are in a pleasant place, a peaceful place, resting in my presence. You wonder, when will the noise stop. Refocus. Set your mind on where you are seated in heavenly places, on the side of a mountain. The noise cannot move you, cannot shake you, cannot touch you.
Lord, it is loud. Maybe it’s not just an airplane… it goes on and on and on.
Is it changing where you are seated, does it change your view? Look. Now it’s gone.
It did not change my position or my circumstance… but I am glad that noise is gone.
This is how troubles can affect you. They create noise, but you haven’t moved, nor have I.
I stood with you.
Look around you. What do you see?
I see that I’m seated next to the edge of a rock; just a few feet from danger – it’s fifty feet to the next level.
Are you safe?
Yes. I like it here. There’s adventure and safety with You, Lord. The noise eventually stopped.
The troubles will eventually cease… there will be longer periods of rest compared to noise.
All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory (2 Corinthians 3:18 GNT).
For he raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with him in the heavenly realms – all because we are one with Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6 NLT).
Scripture quote marked GNT is taken from the GOOD NEWS TRANSLATION, SECOND EDITION, Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society, Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Scripture quote marked (NLT) is taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.
Posted on May 8th, 2015 4 comments
Life is not just what we see and experience with our five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Why do we turn around to see who is looking at us? We felt that stare. Dreams bring to life our inner thoughts to unveil mysteries from our unconscious mind, other times predict the future, and at times warn us of impending danger. There is the wonder of life and the beauty of creation, along with the ugliness of disease and the devastation of a violent storm to ponder. Why? What is life really about? What are the answers to all our questions?
My art shows an angel lighting the way in the darkness, through all the mysteries in life to reveal the wisdom of Jesus and unveil the resurrection power that He released when He rose from the dead. The torch the angel is holding represents Holy Spirit, who reveals the truth about God. The cross is the focus that represents the resurrection power of Jesus. This power is available to anyone who comes and is willing to surrender everything for the everlasting life found in Jesus.
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me will live, even though they die; and those who live and believe in me will never die.” (John 11:26 GNT).
Jesus also said, “ I am telling you the truth: whoever obeys my teaching will never die.” (John 8:51 GNT).
I experienced an open vision of Jesus, saw the nail prints in his hands, and felt His love. This felt love was more powerful and more astounding than anything I could imagine. This experience transcended the natural world of the five senses; it came from the heavens clothed in the glory of God.
Jesus is God’s hidden mystery and the answer to all wisdom.
He (Jesus) is the key that opens all the hidden treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3 GNT).
Open up your heart to Jesus. Ask and you will receive the answer that will transform your life.